Traditions sometimes sneak up on you. A thrown-together event one year can evoke strong reactions that develop into expectations for a repeat the following year.
That’s how our annual Hot Dog Roast Eggstravaganza emerged…
Someone asked me last week “when are we getting together to dye Easter eggs?”
Oops! I hadn’t cracked out of our spring break recovery mode yet.
I quickly sent out some FB invites for our “2nd annual” Hot Dog Roast Eggstravaganza and later realized it was actually our 3rd. April Fools!
(How can it already be our 3rd one?)
Each year it’s been a different mix of family and friends. Everyone wanders around loosely from one activity to another.
We paused our egg decorating when the fire reached its prime for roasting hot dogs. The crowd meandered toward the food…
Dinner was interrupted when large raindrops beckoned the abrupt beginning of the Easter egg hunt as kids scrambled for buckets and I corralled the dog so she wouldn’t steal our hot dogs.
The ebb and flow of a family gathering takes on a life of its own.
March Madness lured some to stay inside and chat over the games.
Egg dyeing experiments continued outside. Have you tried it with Cool Whip? Messy Fun!
Pockets of conversation occurred in passing as people came and went.
Local family fused with family visiting from out of town.
Family lines blurred as a grandma from one side of the family connected with a granddaughter from another side,
As I watched this eclectic mix of family gather around to do their own special version of s’mores, I observed the sweet fusion of family blending into their own unique flavor, too.